Sheep at Stolford Farm

Sheep on the Farm

The sheep were turned out this afternoon, bit of a drab day for the lambs but as usual they are full of life and bouncing about all over the place!  There are about 100 ewes, a mixture of Texel and Jacob, and about 140 lambs so far, split between the 17 Acre and Browns Lane.   …

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Chain Harrowing at Stolford Farm

Chain Harrowing

Just completed about 200 acres of chain harrowing on Stolford farm over a two week period, taking advantage of the good weather we had over the Easter break.  The curly one is Reservoir Field, the one with the beech unhelpfully (but picturesquely) plonked in the middle is Browns Lane, and the one that looks like …

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Middle Stolford

Middle Stolford update

Middle Stolford, our 5 bed traditional farm cottage, is almost ready for our first guests. The cottage has been beautifully decorated throughout in Farrow & Ball colours, by P&P Decorators, and the finishing touches are being made. Subsequently we’re almost ready for the launch of this fabulous family holiday accommodation. Furthermore, a new child and …

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Easter at Stolford Farm

What a glorious bank holiday weekend at Stolford Farm!  After the annual children’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning an afternoon of relaxation and sunbathing in the garden was followed by burgers on the barbecue in the afternoon and marshmallows toasted on the firepit before bed (no wine was consumed – honest!). Let’s have more …

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Sheep

Spring on the farm

Spring has arrived at Stolford Farm and it’s blooming lovely! With spring flowers popping up everywhere and the trees starting to blossom there’s a real sense of re-awakening around the farm and cottages. We’ll be welcoming our first lambs over the next few weeks and are looking forward to watching them leaping around the fields. …

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Red Deer 3

Can you spot the deer?

They’re a bit blurred but they were taken from my mobile.  As you walk the bridleways and tracks you will see single animals or large groups, and the quieter you are, the more you’ll see.  They can clear fences in one effortless bound and when you startle them close up in the woods, mostly you …

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Hedge Trimmer

Keeping the hedges tidy

Another new investment this year was our Shelbourne Reynolds (made in Britain!) hedge trimmer.  Farms on Exmoor like to keep their hedges a little higher, with a bit of overhang to protect the sheep and cattle from the worst of the weather.  Sheep like a bit of shade too, in the hotter months.  It took …

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